September 22, 2010

Logistics, just for something different

With the recent activity within the corp and alliance towards kicking down -A-'s door I tried my hand at the logistics side of combat and I loved it.  Out of all of the ships I have flown and of all the different content I have played through, flying a Logistics ship is probably the most enjoyable.

I am Gallente and Caldari specialised so the Basilisk and the Oneiros are the ships that I fly, neither happen to be the flavour of the month but are both still just as capable and solid as the Amarr and Minmatar counterparts.

A fleet op was on the timetable and I have two accounts running along, both fit with what works with the Logistics skill to 4.  The fit looked like this:

[Oneiros, Armor Medic]
Damage Control II
Energized Adaptive Nano Membrane II
Energized Reactive Membrane II
800mm Reinforced Rolled Tungsten Plates I

Cap Recharger II
Cap Recharger II
Cap Recharger II
Cap Recharger II
10MN Afterburner II

Large Remote Armor Repair System II
Large Remote Armor Repair System II
Large Remote Armor Repair System II

Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I
Medium Capacitor Control Circuit I

Medium Armor Maintenance Bot I x5

With Logistics 5 you can fit everything much neater, add another Large Remote Repper and dont have to worry out cap issues.  The idea behind the above fit is to orbit a wing leader or someone similar dictating range so that your reps aer always available to the whole fleet.  The Afterburner is constantly on to increase your velocity and transversal which helps you survive a bit longer if targeted by the hostile fleet.

I wont be training Logistics 5 any time soon but I had a cracker of a night trying something different.  If you cant get into a Logistics ship you can always try the Cruiser with bonuses associated to remote reps to see how you like the job before putting 2 months of training into a plan!

September 10, 2010

Strategic Cruisers: The Proteus, buying

So here we have my shopping list:

Proteus Engineering - Augmented Capacitor Reservoir
Proteus Engineering - Power Core Multiplier
Proteus Propulsion - Interdiction Nullifier
Proteus Propulsion - Localized Injectors
Proteus Offensive - Hybrid Propulsion Armature
Proteus Offensive - Covert Reconfiguration
Proteus Electronics - Friction Extension Processor
Proteus Electronics - Dissolution Sequencer
Proteus Electronics - CPU Efficiency Gate
Proteus Defensive - Nanobot Injector
Proteus Defensive - Augmented Plating

There is a mixed bag in there and I have probably grabbed a few things that were not 100% needed but onwards and upwards, EVE is about fun and I dont shy away from spending a bit of ISK for fun!  $624,557,994.90 ISK later and my first T3 ship is waiting to be moved out to my 0.0 home by the friendly logistics division within SP0RE.

I am still trying to work out the best fit for everything and might give the ship a whirl around on SISI with a few different fittings in one of the battle areas to see how it holds up.  If there are any active Proteus pilots out there with a wealth of knowledge, care to share your PVP fit?  Does anyone else try out new ship fittings in the test server or do you go gung ho on Tranquility?